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Which is the best Science Fiction Series, Star Trek or Star Wars? 

This article will discuss whether Star Trek or Star Wars is a superior franchise. 

 

Star Trek is the best Series

Star Wars is the best Series

Introduction

Star Trek was first introduced as a television series in 1966. The franchise now include 11 motion pictures, 5 live action TV series and 1 animated series.

Introduction

The first Star Wars movie was released in 1977.  The franchise now includes 6 live action motion pictures, and the "Clone Wars" movie and cartoon series.

Financial Success

The star trek films have made a combined $1.46 billion1. However, no one can provide even an estimate for how much has been made by all of the tv series and merchandise.

Financial Success

The 7 motion pictures have earned a total of 4.8 billion4.  However, additional revenue from merchandizing is not included in that number and will be significant.  Toys, video games, and other products with the Star Wars brand are very popular.

Critical Response

Critical responses to star trek movies and TV shows have varied and some questions, such as [which is the best star trek movie] are still being debated.

However, although the fans may agree that some of the movies are not as good as they could have been, at least none of the Star Trek movies are accused of being shameless money grabs. 

Critical Response

The Star Wars franchise has earned a total of 25 academy award nominations, of which they won 10.  Three of these were Special Achievement awards4.

Societal Influence

Star Trek has always been credited with having morality tales which have helped many fans develop their own sense of right and wrong. Star Trek has taught intercultural understanding, the value of hard work, and the importance of teamwork.

Star Wars, on the other hand, cemented the concept of merchandising and created an entire culture around collecting crappy plastic stuff made in China.

Societal Influence

Star Wars has inspired fans all over the world.

 

References:

1. thenumbers.com

2. http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/08/great-geek-debates-star-trek-vs-star-wars/

3. NPR: How Much Money has the "Star Trek" Franchise Made?

4. wikipedia

 

Which is Better, Star Trek or Star Wars?

Which is Better, Star Trek or Star Wars?

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Star Wars is much better
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Star Wars is somewhat better
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They are both the same
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Star Trek is somewhat better
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